June 15th in German History: Crown Prince Wilhelm Becomes Kaiser

The German Empire had three leaders in the course of its rather short existence. All were titled Kaiser, the German spelling of Cesar, and were, at least in name, absolute rulers of Germany. On June 15th, 1888, Wilhelm became Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. He succeeded Frederick III, who had led Germany for ninety-nine daysContinue reading “June 15th in German History: Crown Prince Wilhelm Becomes Kaiser”